Saturday, May 5, 2012

The Surly Goat Tap House was difficult to find in plain sight.

Found The Surly Goat on the Internet so we drove from the beach to West Hollywood on Santa Monica Blvd, well it took us awhile to find this place even with using the GPS on my iPhone.  The goat over the doorway is the only indication to the taphouse.  

The interior to The Surly Goat is dark, reminiscent to the Falling Rock Tap House in Denver and at the time we were there the place was sparse with a few customers at the bar. The taphouse has 27 taps and 1 cask beer handle which is average among beer bars.  Matt, our bartender was friendly but a newbie to the craft beer industry. I was though, very enthusiastic about beer which is near and dear to my heart, hah! 

Thought this funny, Samael's listed as a barleywine.

We talked to Matt about beer and asked him questions about the Surly Goat. It is 2 years old and is owned by Ryan Sweeney.  He owns two other establishments, The Little Bear which is a Belgian beer bar with 22 taps and Verdugo Craft Beer and Spirit bar that has 17 taps.

The Surly Goat was a real find for craft beer in Southern California that we didn't have to travel the LA freeway and was fairly close to our hotel. 

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